BANGKOK (dpa) – A Japanese man leapt to his death after setting himself on fire in Bangkok, news reports said Friday.
Shinji Watanabe, 37, from Yokohama was seen on surveillance-camera footage dousing himself in petrol and setting himself alight.
He then jumped to his death from the fourth floor of a local shopping mall.
The Bangkok Post reported that security guards put out the fire with fire extinguishers but could not save the man from his injuries. Police say they found stress relief medication with the body.